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Bjørn Bjorvatn

Professor, Leder av forskningsgruppen SMIL
  • E-postBjorn.Bjorvatn@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 60 88
  • Besøksadresse
    Alrek helseklynge, blokk D, Årstadveien 17
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Mine hovedforskningsinteresser:

  • Søvn og søvnlidelser
  • Døgnrytmelidelser
  • Skiftarbeid
  • Lysbehandling og melatonin
  • Behandling av alle typer søvnlidelser, inkludert behandling av insomni med søvnrestriksjon og stimuluskontroll
  • Depresjon og andre psykiske lidelser

Kort CV:

  • 1983-4: Rotary-stipend ved Middle Georgia College, Cochran, Georgia, USA.
  • 1984-90: Universitetet i Bergen, Medisinstudiet. Høyeste karaktergjennomsnitt (10.74) i min klasse
  • 1991: Turnustjeneste sykehus, Vest-Agder Sentralsykehus, Kristiansand.
  • 1992: Turnustjeneste distrikt, allmennpraksis, Namsos.
  • 1992-5: doktorgradskandidat, Fysiologisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • 1995: PhD. Serotonin and the sleep/wake cycle, Fysiologisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • 1995-8: Postdoktorstipend, Fysiologisk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen.
  • 1997: Forskningsopphold, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
  • 1998-2002: Førsteamanuensis, Institutt for samfunnmedisinske fag, Universitetet i Bergen (50%).
  • 1998-2015: Allmennpraksis (fastlege), Ulriksdal Legesenter/Fjellsiden Legesenter (50%).
  • 2003-2018: Spesialist i allmennmedisin.
  • 2002-dd: Professor, Institutt for global helse og samfunnsmedisin, Universitetet i Bergen (50%).
  • 1996-dd: Grunnlegger og søvnspesialist, Bergen søvnsenter, et privat senter for behandling av søvnlidelser.
  • 2004-dd: Leder, Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for søvnsykdommer (SOVno) www.helse-bergen.no/sovno.
  • 2010-dd: Leder, Senter for søvnmedisin, Haukeland universitetssjukehus.
  • 2018-dd: Leder, koordinerende enhet, Forskningsnettverk i primærhelsetjenesten (PraksisNett) www.uib.no/praksisnett

De siste årene har jeg bidratt med mer enn 50 intervjuer årlig om søvn, døgnrytme og søvnlidelser i norske aviser/magasiner/radio/TV. Jeg mener det er svært viktig å øke folks kunnskap om søvn og konsekvensene av dårlig/lite søvn. Selvhjelpsboken min "Bedre søvn. En håndbok til deg som sover dårlig", utgitt på Fagbokforlaget, er vist i en randomisert kontrollert studie å hjelpe personer som sliter med insomni. Jeg har også forfattet lærebøker om Søvnsykdommer og Ungdomssøvn.

Jeg har de siste årene gitt mer enn 150 foredrag om søvn, døgnrytme, skiftarbeid og behandling av søvnlidelser til leger og annet helsepersonell.

 

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2010. The relationship between school day sleep duration and body mass index in Norwegian children (aged 10-12). International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 214-220.
  • 2010. Subjective and objective sleep and sleepiness among tunnel workers in an extreme and isolated environment: 10-h shifts, 21-day working period, at 78 degrees north. Sleep Medicine. 185-190.
  • 2010. Increased health risk in subjects with high self-reported seasonality. PLOS ONE. 7 sider.
  • 2009. A 2-week efficacy and safety study of gaboxadol and zolpidem using electronic diaries in primary insomnia outpatients. Sleep Medicine. 705-712.
  • 2008. The effect of a REM sleep deprivation procedure on different aspects of memory function in humans. Psychophysiology. 309-317.
  • 2008. Sleep disturbances in an arctic population: The Tromso Study. BMC Health Services Research. 9 sider.
  • 2008. Daytime functioning in older patients suffering from chronic insomnia: Treatment outcome in a randomized controlled trial comparing CBT with Zopiclone. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 623-641.
  • 2008. Clinical significance of periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) in insomnia patients. The Open Sleep Journal. 52-57.
  • 2007. Søvnsykdommer - en oversikt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 378-393.
  • 2007. Søvnforstyrrelser ved psykiske lidelser. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 394-402.
  • 2007. Skiftarbeid og søvn. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 428-433.
  • 2007. Psykologers kunnskaper om søvn. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 365-371.
  • 2007. Prevalence and risk factors of subjective sleepiness in the general adult population. Sleep. 619-624.
  • 2007. Night-time thoughts in high and low worriers: Reaction to caffeine-induced sleeplessness. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 715-727.
  • 2007. Factors associated with depressive symptoms among postnatal women in Nepal. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 291-297.
  • 2007. Extracellular levels of serotonin and GABA in the hippocampus after chronic mild stress in rats. - A microdialysis study in an animal model of depression. Behavioural Brain Research. 42-51.
  • 2007. Epworth søvnighetsskala. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 448-450.
  • 2007. Comorbidity in restless legs syndrome among a sample of Swedish adults. Sleep Medicine. 768-772.
  • 2006. The effect of GABA(A) antagonist bicuculline on dorsal raphe nucleus and frontal cortex extracellular serotonin: A window on SWS and REM sleep modulation. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior.
  • 2006. Søvn hos 40-45 åringer i Hordaland. Norsk Epidemiologi. 81-88.
  • 2006. Subjective and objective measures of adaptation and readaptation to night work on an oil rig in the North Sea. Sleep.
  • 2006. Sleep duration in nursing home pasients in associated with the severity of dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • 2006. Sleep duration during the 24-hour day is associated with the severity of dementia in nursing home patients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 945-950.
  • 2006. SOV:no: Nasjonalt Kompetansesenter for Søvnsykdommer. Medisinsk informasjon. 28-29.
  • 2006. Jordstråler – et begrep uten vitenskapelig grunnlag. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3264-3267.
  • 2006. Cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone for treatment of chronic primary insomnia in older adults - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  • 2006. Chronic mild stress inhibits BDNF protein expression and CREB activation in the dentate gyrus but not in the hippocampus proper. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 842-849.
  • 2006. A comparison of actigraphy and polysomnography in older adults treated for chronic primary insomnia. Sleep. 1353-1358.
  • 2005. Tx-discs - no effect against subjective health complaints - A randomised controlled study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 239-243.
  • 2005. Søvnforstyrrelser hos sykehjemspasienter praktiske behandlingsråd. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1676-1678.
  • 2005. Sleep disturbances in adolescents and young adults with autism and Asperger syndrome. Autism. 83-94.
  • 2005. Prevalence, severity and risk factors of restless legs syndrome in the general adult population in two Scandinavian countries. Sleep Medicine. 307-312.
  • 2005. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index testpsykologi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 714-717.
  • 2005. Lysbehandling mot søvnvansker i sykehjem et ikke-farmakologisk alternativ. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 1679-1681.
  • 2005. Effects of chronic mild stress on sexual behavior, locomotor activity and consumption of sucrose and saccharine solutions. Physiology and Behavior. 571-577.
  • 2005. Bright-light treatment reduces actigraphic-measured daytime sleep in nursing home patients with dementia: a pilot study. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry. 420-423.
  • 2005. Bright-light treatment reduces actigraphic measured daytime sleep in nursing home patients with dementia - A pilot study. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry. 420-423.
  • 2004. The effects of bright-light therapy on actigraphical measured sleep last for several weeks post-treatment. A study in a nursing home population. Journal of Sleep Research. 153-158.
  • 2004. The effects of bright-light therapy on actigraphical measured sleep last for several weeks post-treatment. A study in a nursing home population. Journal of Sleep Research. 153-158.
  • 2004. Søvnlidelser hos eldre som bruker sovemiddel hver kveld. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2600-2602.
  • 2004. Moderne behandling av søvnproblemer og vinterdepresjoner. Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift. 19-24 : ill.,port..
  • 2004. Light therapy for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 516-522.
  • 2004. Improvement in behavioral symptoms and advance of activity acrophase after short term bright light treatment in severe dementia. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 343-347.
  • 2004. Effect of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavior and sleep/wake activity in nursing home residents with dementia: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study the Bergen District Nursing Home study. Journal of The American Geriatrics Society. 1737-1743.
  • 2004. Chronic mild stress affects sucrose intake and sleep in rats. Behavioural Brain Research. 139-147.
  • 2000. Venlafaxine and its interaction with WAY 100635: effects on serotonergic unit activity and behavior in cats. European Journal of Pharmacology. 121-132.
  • 2000. Søvn ved depressive lidelser. Synapse. 2-7.
  • 2000. Sleep-wake effects following the selective 5-HT1A receptor antagonist p-MPPI in the freely moving rat. Behavioural Brain Research. 31-38.
  • 2000. Serotonin and the sleep/wake cycle: special emphasis on microdialysis studies. Progress in Neurobiology. 13-35.
  • 2000. Langvarige søvnvansker - kan de behandles? Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 579-582.
  • 1999. Pindolol increases extracellular 5-HT while inhibiting serotonergic neuronal activity. European Journal of Pharmacology. 187-191.
  • 1999. Pindolol increases extracellular 5-HT while inhibiting serotonergic neuronal activity. European Journal of Pharmacology. 187-191.
  • 1999. Bright light treatment used for adaption to night work and re-adaption back to day life. A field study at an oil platform in the North Sea. Journal of Sleep Research. 105-112.
  • 1999. Bright light treatment used for adaptation to night work and re-adaptation back to day life. A field study at an oil platform in the North Sea. Journal of Sleep Research. 105-112.
  • 1998. The putative selective 5-HT-1A antagonist p-MPPI blocks 5-HT-1A autoreceptors and increases serotonergic dorsal raphe unit activity in behaving cats. European Journal of Pharmacology. 167-178.
  • 1998. The 5-HT1A receptor antagonist p-MPPI blocks 5-HT1A autoreceptors and increases dorsal raphe unit activity in awake cats. European Journal of Pharmacology. 167-178.
  • 1998. Sleep-wake and EEG effects following adenosine A1 agonism and antagonism: Similarities and interactions with sleep-wake and EEG effects following a serotonin reuptake inhibitor in rats. Sleep. 119-127.
  • 1998. Sleep-wake and EEG effects following adenosine A1 agonism and antagonism: Similarities and interactions with sleep-wake and EEG effects following a serotonin reuptake inhibitor in rats. Sleep. 119-127.
  • 1998. Rapid adaptation to night work at an oil platform, but slow readaptation after returning home. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 601-608.
  • 1998. Rapid adaptation to night work at an oil platform, but slow readaptation after returning home. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 601-608.
  • 1998. On-line detection of extracellular levels of serotonin in dosal raphe nucleus and frontal cortex over the sleep/wake cycle in the freely moving rat. Neuroscience. 807-814.
  • 1998. On-line detection of extracellular levels of serotonin in dorsal raphe nucleus and frontal cortex over the sleep/wake cycle in the freely moving ra. Neuroscience. 807-814.
  • 1998. EEG power densities (0.5-20.0 Hz) in different sleep/wake stages in rats. Physiology and Behavior. 413-417.
  • 1998. EEG power densities (0.5 - 20.0 Hz) in different sleep/wake stages in rats. Physiology and Behavior. 413-417.
  • 1998. Changes in sleep wakefulness following 5-HT1A ligands given systematically and locally in different brain regions. Reviews in the Neurosciences. 265-273.
  • 1998. Changes in sleep and wakefulness following 5-HT1A ligands given systemically and locally in different brain regions. Neurosciences. 265-273.
  • 1998. Changes in sleep and wakefulness following 5-HT1A ligands given systematically and locally in different brain regions. Reviews in the Neurosciences. 265-273.
  • 1997. Nevrobiologiske mekanismer ved antidepressiv behandling. Betydningen av serotonerge autoreseptorer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3939-3946.
  • 1997. Neurbiologiske mekanismer ved antidepressiv behandling. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3943-3946.
  • 1997. Lysbehandling ved vinterdepresjoner, andre psykiske lidelser og døgnvillhet ved Mb. Alzheimer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2484-88.
  • 1997. Lysbehandling ved jet lag, nattarbeid og søvnlidelser. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2489-2492.
  • 1997. Lysbehandling ved jet lag, nattarbeid og søvnlidelser. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2489-2892.
  • 1997. Lysbehandling ved jet lag, nattarbeid og søvnlidelser. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2489-2492.
  • 1997. Et alternativ ved psykiske lidelser med sesongvariasjon eller søvnforstyrrelser. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 2484-2488.
  • 1996. Sleep and EEG power spectral effects of the 5-HT(1A) agonist/antagonist NAN-190 alone and in combination with citalopram. Behavioural Brain Research. 159-168.
  • 1996. Hypothermia and the 5-HT syndrome induced by CGS 12066B, independently of 5-HT(1B) receptor activation. Behavioural Pharmacology. 462-469.
  • 1996. Citalopram: differential sleep/wake and EEG power spectrum effects after single dose and chronic administration. Behavioural Brain Research. 183-192.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • 2019. Effects of Different Light Intensities on Adaptation to Simulated Night Shifts: A Randomized Counterbalanced Crossover Study.
  • 2017. Self-reported depression in patients visiting their general practitioner.
  • 2017. Effects of pain treatment on sleep in People With dementia and depression: a placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial.
  • 2016. Insomnia in adults with ADHD: impact of clinical subtype and pharmacological treatment.
  • 2016. Exposure to bullying behaviors at work and subsequent symptoms of anxiety: The moderating role of individual coping style.
  • 2015. Daytime sleep in octogenarian patients after aortic valve therapy.
  • 2014. The moderating role of individual coping style on the bullying-health relationship.
  • 2014. May personality traits predict insomnia or sleep pattern in late pregnancy and after delivery?
  • 2013. Short rest periods of less than 11 hours between work shifts predict sleep and health problems in nurses at one year follow-up.
  • 2013. Shift-rotations with less than 11 hours rest periods predict shift work disorder, excessive sleepiness and pathological fatigue in nurses at one year follow-up.
  • 2013. Rates and risk factors for sick leave during pregnancy- a longitudinal study.
  • 2013. May insomnia in late pregnancy predict postpartum depressive symptoms? A population based longitudinal study.
  • 2013. Hypothermia after chronic mild stress exposure in rats with ahistory of postnatal maternal separation.
  • 2012. Insomnia and depressionin late pregnancy- a population based study.
  • 2011. Lower brain activity during sleep and wakefullnes; induced by exposure to long maternal separation and chronic mild stress in rats.
  • 2011. Early and later life stress leads to a lower brain activity during sleep and wakefulness in rats.
  • 2011. Chronic mild stress potentiates a lower brain activity during sleep and wakefulness in rats exposed to long maternal separation.
  • 2010. Sleep and depression among postnatal women- a population based questionnaire study supplemented by sleep diary and actigraphy.
  • 2010. Early Life Stress and the effect on circadian rhythmicity. The mother - infant relationship in rats as model.
  • 2010. Aggression from clients was not perceived as bullying among Norwegian nurses.
  • 2008. Sleep and depression among postnatal women, a population-based study supplemented by sleep diary and actigraphy.
  • 2008. Risk factors for poor sleep and depression among postnatal women, a population based questionnaire study supplemented by sleep diary and actigraphy.
  • 2007. The effect of GABAA antagonist bicucilline on dorsal raphe nucleus and frontal cortex extracellular serotonin: a window on SWS and REM sleep modulation.
  • 2007. Serotonin and GABA in the hippocampus after chronic mild stress in rats. A microdialysis study over the sleep/wake cycle in an animal model of depression.
  • 2007. Depressive symptoms in the postnatal period in Lalitpur district, Nepal: prevalence and risk factors.
  • 2007. Are there any differences in sleep between depressed and non-depressed mothers in the postnatal period?
  • 2006. Depressive symptoms in the postnatal period in Lalitpur district, Nepal: Prevalence and risk factors.
  • 2004. Impact of antipsychotic withdrawal on behavour and sleep/wake activity in demented nursing home residents. A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. (Oral presentation by S Ruths; , Book of abstracts no 521, pp 212).
  • 2003. Sleep disturbances among nursing home residents.
  • 2003. Seponering av antipsykotiske legemidler hos demente sykehjemspasienter - en kontrollert dobbelt blind studie.
  • 2003. Antipsychotic drug withdrawal from demented nursing home residents - a randomised double-blind controlled trial. The Bergen District Nursing Home (BEDNURS)Study.
  • 2002. Early morning awakening (EMA) in the elderly: A bright light therapy study.
  • 2001. Sleep and sleep problems in a nursing home.
  • 2001. Bright light facilitates circadian adaptation among night workers at an oil platform in the North Sea.
  • 2000. The use of actigraphy in periodic leg movements. A case history.
  • 2000. Sleep and waking following perfusion of a selective 5-HT1A antagonist in the dorsal raphe nucleus in rats.
  • 2000. Praktisk bruk av lysbehandling og ikke-medikamentelle metoder.
  • 2000. Microdialysis perfusion of a 5-HT1A receptor antagonist in dorsal raphe nucleus change 5-HT levels in sleep and waking.
  • 2000. Microdialysis perfusion of 5-HT-1a receptor ago- and anagonists in dorsal raphe nucleus - changes in 5-HT levels and behavioral state.
  • 2000. Micodialysis perfusion of 5-HT1A receptor ago- and antagonists in dorsal raphe nucleus - changes in 5-HT levels and behaviorial state.
  • 2000. Dialysis perfusion of a 5-HT1A receptor antagonist in dorsal raphe nucleus increases 5-HT levels in sleep and waking.
  • 2000. Bright light treatment for sleep and behavioural disturbances in severe demetia.
  • 2000. Bright light treatment at an oil platform in the North Sea.
  • 1999. The effect of the 5-HT1A antagonist p-MPPI on dorsal raphe unit activity is dependent on the behavioral state of the animal.
  • 1999. The effect of a selective 5-HT1A antagonist on waking levels of serotonin in hippocampus in rats.
  • 1999. Non-pharmacological treatment of chronic insomnias.
  • 1998. Pindolol increases extracellular serotonin levels in freely moving cats at doses which supress serotonergic neuronal activity.
  • 1998. Pindolol increases extracellular serotonin levels in awake cats at doses which suppress serotonergic neuronal activity.
  • 1998. Pindolol augmentation of the antidepressant response to SSRIs may not involve antagonism of somatodendritic 5-HT1A autoreceptors.
  • 1998. Perfusion by microdialysis of a 5-HT1A receptor antagonist in dorsal raphe nucleus increases 5-HT levels in sleep and waking.
  • 1998. P-MPPI antagonizes sleep as well as behavioral effects of 8-OH-DPAT in the freely moving rat.
  • 1998. Bright light facilitates adaption to night work in the North Sea and readaption to day life.
  • 1998. A dose-response study of the selective 5-HT1A antagonist p-MPPI on sleep-wake stages in the rat.
  • 1997. Phototherapy of Seasonal Affective Disorder in the west of Norway.
  • 1997. On-line detection of serotonin in DRN over the sleep/wake cycle: A microdialysis study in the freely moving rat.
  • 1996. Sleep/waking effects of 8-OH-DPAT given systemically as well as perfused into the dorsal raphe nucleus in rats.
  • 1996. Sleep and waking after 8-OH-DPAT given systemically as well as perfused into the dorsal raphe nucleus in rats.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • 2014. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders. 1. Nosological classification, definitions, epidemiology. European Sleep Research Society.
Sammendrag/abstract
  • 2016. Use of electronic media in bed and reading in bed after bedtime – Age and sex differences in a representative adult population. Journal of Sleep Research. 377-377.
  • 2012. Work-related sleep problems vary according to work schedule. Journal of Sleep Research. 274-274.
  • 2012. Dilemmas associated with having delayed sleep phase disorder. Journal of Sleep Research. 172-172.
  • 2012. A comparison of sleep and health at the start and end of a 14-day work period among Norwegian oil rig workers. Journal of Sleep Research. 99-99.
  • 2010. SHIFT WORK, CORTISOL, REACTION TIME TEST AND HEALTH AMONG OFFSHORE WORKERS. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 88-88.
  • 2010. Associations between media use in the bedroom, sleep habits and symptoms of insomnia. Journal of Sleep Research. 291-291.
  • 2008. Treatment of chronic insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 34-34.
  • 2008. Subjective and objective sleep among depressed and non-depressed postnatal mothers- a population based questionnaire study supplemented by sleep diary and actigraphy. Journal of Sleep Research. 75.
  • 2008. Prevalence, predictors and consequences of behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome in adolescence. Journal of Sleep Research. P475.
  • 2008. Prevalence of possible parasomnias in the general population. Journal of Sleep Research. P48.
  • 2008. Increased health risk in subjects with high self-reported seasonality. Journal of Sleep Research. P74.
  • 2008. CBT versus pharmacological treatment of insomnia in older adults. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 16-16.
  • 2008. Burden of disease in insomnia patients. Journal of Sleep Research. S02.
  • 2007. The effect of insomnia and sleep duration on work disability. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. Søvn og søvnsykdommer. Gå i søvne. Sleep Medicine Reviews.
  • 2007. Sleep habits and correlates in a randomized sample of Norwegian high school students. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. Shift Work Sleep Disorder among oil rig workers in the North Sea. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. High degree of seasonality is associated with more sleep problems and shorter sleep duration. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. Extracellular levels of serotonin and GABA in the hippocampus after chronic mild stress in rats. A microdialysis study over the sleep/wake cycle in an animal model of depression. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2007. Effects of cognitive behavioural treatment (CBT) and zopiclone on measures of quality of life in insomniacs. Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
  • 2006. The subjective symptomatology in patients with different sleep disorders. Sleep. A329-A329.
  • 2006. The nocturnal interplay between postpartum mothers and infants. Journal of Sleep Research. 87-87.
  • 2006. The effects of workers age on self-reported adaptation to shift work and other sleep problems at an oil rig in the North Sea. Sleep. A108-A109.
  • 2006. Subjective symptomatology in patients with different sleep disorders. Journal of Sleep Research. 117-117.
  • 2006. Subjective and objective sleep during an extended shift work schedule. Journal of Sleep Research. 97-97.
  • 2006. Seasonality, anxiety and depression. Sleep. A376-A376.
  • 2006. Prolonged periods of sleep in nursing home patients are related to the severity of dementia. Journal of Sleep Research. 218-218.
  • 2006. Muscle pain and sleep. A population study. Journal of Sleep Research. 116-116.
  • 2006. Insomnia as risk-factor for permanent work disability. Sleep.
  • 2006. Effects of sleep length and body mass index on metabolic measures. Journal of Sleep Research. 236-236.
  • 2006. Effects of bright light and melatonin on adaptation to night work. A randomized placebo-controlled field study at an oil rig in the North Sea. Sleep. A62-A62.
  • 2006. Do age and shift work experience matter for sleep and health among nurses in a hospital setting? Journal of Sleep Research. 116-116.
  • 2006. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is more effective than hypnotic treatment. a randomized controlled trial of elderly chronic primary insomniacs. Journal of Sleep Research. 158-158.
  • 2006. Cognitive-behavioral and hypnotic treatment of chronic primary insomnia among the elderly. A randomized controlled trial. Sleep. A253-A254.
  • 2005. Sleep complaints more common among subjects with high seasonality. Sleep. 1 sider.
  • 2005. Prevalence, severity and predictors of restless legs syndrome in Norway and Denmark. Sleep.
  • 2005. Chronic mild stress, an animal model of depression, affects the expression of BDNF and 5-HT levels over the sleep/wake cycle in hippocampus in rats. Sleep.
  • 2004. Sleepiness and it's correlates in a Norwegian population. Sleep. A400.
  • 2004. Sleep characteristics of 40-45 year old short, medium and long sleepers in a Norwegian county. Journal of Sleep Research. 751-751.
  • 2004. Seasonal variations in mood and behaviour associated with female gender, low annual income and education. Journal of Sleep Research. 831-831.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • 2019. Shift Work and Lifestyle factors: A 6-year follow-Up Study Among Nurses. 1-10.
  • 2016. Trajectories of sleepiness and insomnia symptoms in Norwegian nurses with and without night work and rotational work. 480-489.
  • 2016. Søvn og søvnforstyrrelser. 112-125.
  • 2016. Systematic review of the relationship between quick returns in rotating shift work and health-related outcomes. 1-14.
  • 2016. Medikamentell behandling av insomni blant voksne :. 28-31.
  • 2016. Joint occurrence of pain and sleep disturbances in people with dementia. A systematic review. 539-545.
  • 2016. Behandling av mareritt : en oversikt over randomiserte behandlingsstudier. 716-726.
  • 2015. Sleep, circadian rhythms, and athletic performance. 1-9.
  • 2015. Behandling av dataspillavhengighet : en systematisk oversikt. 471-478.
  • 2014. Assessment and treatment of delayed sleep phase disorder in adolescents: Recent innovations and cautions. 199-210.
  • 2013. Effects of shift and night work in the offshore petroleum industry: a systematic review. 530-544.
  • 2013. Clinical assessment and management of sleep disorders in multiple sclerosis: a literature review. 24-30.
  • 2012. Sleep disturbances in sexual abuse victims: A systematic review. 15-25.
  • 2011. Individual differences in tolerance to shift work--a systematic review. 221-235.
  • 2011. Individual differences in tolerance to shift work - A systematic review. 221-235.
  • 2010. Measures to counteract the negative effects of night work. 109-120.
  • 2010. Individual differences in tolerance to shift work - a systematic review.
  • 2009. Søvnforstyrrelser hos eldre. 2004-2006.
  • 2009. Symptommønstre ved kroniske søvnsykdommer. 2011-2014.
  • 2009. Parasomnier. 1892-1894.
  • 2009. Measures to couteract the negative effects of night work. 109-120.
  • 2009. Insomni. 1766-1768.
  • 2009. Døgnrytmeforstyrrelser. 1884-1887.
  • 2009. Bidirectional association between insomnia and anxiety.
  • 2009. A practical approach to circadian rhythm sleep disorders. 47-60.

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Pågående forskningsprosjekter:

Prosjektleder: Bjørn Bjorvatn.

Tittel: Søvn, skiftarbeid og helse blant sykepleiere.

 

Prosjektleder: Bjørn Bjorvatn.

Tittel: Søvnapne og komorbide somatiske og psykiske lidelser.

 

Prosjektleder: Kjersti Blytt/Bjørn Bjorvatn.

Tittel: Søvnproblemer hos demente

 

Prosjektleder: Bjørn Bjorvatn.

Tittel: Effekt av en selvhjelpsbok ved komorbid søvnapne og insomni.

 

Prosjektleder: Bjørn Bjorvatn/Kristine Stangenes

Tittel: Søvn hos ekstremt premature barn.

 

Prosjektleder: Bjørn Bjorvatn.

Tittel: Søvn og skiftarbeid (WOW-prosjektet).

 

Prosjektleder: Bjørn Bjorvatn

Tittel: Soveromsvaner i den norske befolkning.